Life Skills/ Activities Coordinator
Permanent - 40 hours per week
St. Andrews Court, Hull: HU3 5QE
Do you have experience of setting up, planning and scheduling activities in a care home environment, if so please get in touch and start making a difference?
You will soon see that we are not a standard nursing home but a bespoke person centred care home and our staffing level reflects that we are able to go the extra mile every day. You will have worked in a similar role in a similar environment previously.
Our home provides care for up to 18 adults with a range of complex needs including neuro-disabilities and mental health conditions, although smaller than some homes, the care we provide is no less than that of the larger Exemplar homes. Care and activity plans are built for each service user, tailored to their needs and likes. We ensure the goals set are achievable; the service user is happy and remains as independent as possible.
Working with families, professionals and most importantly our service users, we build care and activity plans around individuals encouraging service users to be happy and develop their skills is important. We want to ensure they are working towards their goals, and gain a sense of achievement.
Plan & organise in house activities, including social activities & events with the life skills team
Identify each Service Users needs whilst promoting independence and choice
Assist in the development of weekly programmes ensuring all individuals’ needs are attained
Plan and organise monthly residents meetings
Risk assess planned activities and venues with the Life Skills team
Access appropriate transport
Monitor and review Service Users participation
Help to organise and plan fund raising events
You will need to be well organised and whilst you should be a good team player you should also be able to work on your own initiative and be able to follow instruction.
Your enthusiasm, warmth and compassion are a fundamental part in helping our Service Users to feel respected, included and cared for. You will promote the core values of care, help maintain independence, dignity, assist with personal care and ensure the physical and emotional needs of our Service Users are met.
Ideally we would like you to have a QCF (NVQ) Level 2 in Health & Social Care
Experience and involvement in social and recreational activities for Service Users
A full driving licence is a MUST
A strong knowledge of the local community
Ideally we are looking for someone with a artist flair, whether that be in music or any of the other arts
What we can offer you:
- 5.6 weeks holiday (Pro rata)
- Exemplar rewards – retail discounts and vouchers
- Employee assistance program – 24 hour helpline
- Pension plan
- Free car parking
- Free uniform
- Outstanding career progression
- Comprehensive 3 day induction program
- Opportunity to progress and complete NVQ qualification
- Refer a friend scheme – Up to £1,500
Our Values express what it is like to work in our organisation and our colleagues should make these a part of everything we do:
At Exemplar Health Care you will work in an inclusive environment in which we champion diversity. We understand the importance of our workforce representing the communities and populations we serve, providing a work place where you are encouraged to be yourself whilst offering our colleagues and our service users support, care and a place of belonging.
Our Equality , Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging vision statement is to ‘make every day better by creating a fair and inclusive culture where we live our values and celebrate our differences, to provide the best care for our community’.
“There are many career opportunities at Exemplar Health Care and the support that I’ve received has been amazing. Everyone at Exemplar Health Care is committed to not only our residents, but each other. I am proud to be part of the Exemplar family.”
Nurse – Exemplar Health Care